Monday, December 17, 2018

Farm Painting - Bales Under a Summers Sky

I was inspired to paint this painting after passing a newly baled field of straw, on a back road along the way home earlier this year. There are not many old fence posts and fence lines left anymore around here, so I like to include them from my memories.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Painting Instead of Blogging

I have been busy painting and not getting around to blog for quite a while now.  I have been working on some larger pieces the past couple of months and now have been concentrating on a few smaller pieces too.  I enjoy working back and forth on several paintings at once, so that as one is drying I can work on another.  I sometimes will come to a stop on a piece and let it hang for days or even months before I decide how I would like to finish it.  Here is one of my recently completed larger paintings. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Contemporary Farm Painting

This painting "On a Peaceful Summers Day" is one of my recently sold paintings at Ugallery, and is now part of a private collection in New York state.  More of my original paintings at Ugallery.  

More of my original paintings at Ugallery

Friday, March 2, 2018

Night Sky Painting Series - Under the Big dipper III

This night sky painting is the third in my "Under the Big Dipper" night sky series that I
started later last year. The first three of these paintings have already been sold into
private collections and the fourth one is currently available for sale.   I love how out in
the flat Midwestern country side, one can see for miles around and the big open night
time sky, full of stars at night.  I have painted these pieces with an iconic old red
and simple farmhouses, for the scenes that I enjoy painting so.   

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Under the Big Dipper II Night Sky Painting

I have been working on a series of big dipper, night sky paintings and am currently working on IV right now.  The first three paintings in this series have already been sold.  Under the big Dipper II is shown below and I will be posting the next two of this series soon. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

White Barn and Patchwork Fields

The mid to late summer fields often make me think of an old patchwork quilt, when the wheat and oats ripen to a golden color among the green of the corn and soybeans, here in the Midwestern Heartland.   The purple of the sky makes me think of the old quilt top that my great grandmother had made and I found in my grandfathers trunk years ago and the white barn of my other grandfathers farm.  The canvas wrapped sides of this piece are painted to match, so that no framing is needed!